Cowslip Cottage

4 Star
Al Fresco dinning at Cowslip Cottage
Colourful double bedroom
Patio area in Killinghall
  • Oil Central Heating
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5 + Z-Beds for Occasional Use
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Open Fire



This stunning stone built and tremendously popular holiday cottage was originally part of the main farmhouse at Spruisty Hall Farm, a working farm in the village of Killinghall.  Ideally located for visiting the fantastic attractions of North Yorkshire, just a short drive from the centre of Harrogate and within walking distance of two local pubs.


From the front parking and patio area, the door opens to a large hallway and a very comfortable  lounge and dining kitchen beyond, with farmhouse style dining table to seat 6 guests.  Within the lounge area there are two large sofas and an open fire with fuel provided for your first fire (and further by arrangement).  Digital flatscreen TV, DVD and Wii Console with DVDs, books and games.  A spacious cottage oozing character!

Upstairs there is a single room, and along a corridor to the spacious Master Bedroom suite with king sized bed (can be split into 2 small singles on request) and a single folding bed for the occasional guest.

Bedroom 3 is twin bedded (can be a 6ft superking sized bed on request) where a cot can be erected if required.  Bedroom 3 also has a single folding bed.  

Bathroom with shower over the bath, heated towel rail, toilet and basin.  Outside rear enclosed garden with wooden furniture and spectacular views of the surrounding Nidderdale countryside.


Oil central heating with working open fire.  Microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric hob with electric oven, integral grill and extractor hood.  TV, DVD & Ipod dock.  DAB digital alarm clocks.  All fuel, linen and soft towels included in the rent with extra fuel available to purchase for the open fire.  An extremely well equipped kitchen for the keen baker or cook.   Ample parking.  Babies welcome with bowls, cutlery, bibs and toys provided (travel cot and high chairs available on request - please bring own cot bedding).   Outside furniture for sunny days.   BBQs permitted (free hire of bbq stand and disposable bbq's available).   Free WiFi.   Z-Beds available by request - extra charge of £25 for use.  Please note that pets are not allowed in Cowslip Cottage although neighbouring Humble Bee can accommodate a dog but please keep on a lead due to livestock.

A small guided tour around the farm can be arranged if guests would like.

Our guests say "Thank you for a wonderful stay in your cottage. Nothing was too much trouble. It was very nice and peaceful.   Without hesitation we would recommend "Cowslip Cottage" and will certainly stay here again when we are back in Harrogate."

Village Store & Post OfficeWithin half a mile
2 Village PubsWithin half a mile
Harrogate3 miles
Local bus service2 minutes walk
  • RHS - Harlow Carr Gardens
  • Great countryside walks
  • Fountains Abbey (National Trust)
  • Ripon Cathedral
  • Brimham Rocks (National Trust)
  • Rural pubs
  • Ripley Castle
  • Nidderdale Greenway – Cycle Path
Al Fresco dinning at Cowslip Cottage
Colourful double bedroom
Patio area in Killinghall


I spent a lovely weekend over Easter at Cowslip Cottage and its sister cottage Humble Bee Cottage with a group of girlfriends and our kids (party of 11 in total). The cottages were situated on a lovely farm with views of rolling countryside and its own cafe and a fabulous cookware shop - a real treasure trove! The cottages were very spacious and comfortable with everything we could need for a great stay. Tanya and her husband Dave were wonderful hosts who really went the extra mile! They were really flexible in moving beds around to accommodate our group, warm and friendly, gave helpful recommendations for things to do/ places to eat and welcomed us with a plate of delicious homemade cakes .. We couldn't have asked for more! Thanks again Tanya and Dave for a fabulous stay and sure we will return as so much to see and do in the local area!
12 April 2016
Excellent & helpful owners..especially child friendly + nothing was ever too much trouble to make our stay totally enjoyable..very well located & within easy reach of the top attractions within the area..the kids loved it..will return again soon..
31 July 2014
Everything we expected and more....great location, wonderful house and great hosts
03 July 2014
Our accommodation was absolutely lovely and the owners went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, from the wonderful homemade flapjacks, to unpacking our shopping and even donating to our justgiving page for a charity run. Truly fab!
01 June 2014